Sciatica FAQs

If you are experiencing pain due to sciatica, the discomfort can limit your mobility and prevent you from accomplishing certain tasks. Along with that, the condition can become chronic and lead to further complications when left untreated. At Chiropractic Wellness Center in Newcastle, WA, we offer various treatments to alleviate your pain and improve your overall health. Before you visit us, take a look at some frequently asked questions regarding sciatica below:


What is sciatica?

Sciatica occurs when your sciatic nerve becomes irrigated or compressed. This nerve originates in the lower back and travels down your buttocks and legs. While there is a sciatic nerve on each side of your body, you may only feel symptoms on one side, depending on which one is affected.

What are some symptoms of sciatica?

Sciatica can cause various symptoms, including lower back pain, leg pain, numbness, weakness, and tingling. The pain that you experience may also be a dull ache or a sharp, shooting pain. Additionally, the symptoms will typically dissipate when you change position or activities. If you have lower back pain while sitting, for example, you may notice that it goes away when you get up.

Why causes sciatica?

While sciatica can be caused by a variety of factors, it often occurs from a herniated disc. A herniated disc occurs when pressure or sudden force leads to a spinal tear. As a result, the jelly-like filling in that disc leaks into the sciatic nerve. In addition, sciatica can also develop from poor posture, improper lifting techniques, auto accidents, and repetitive motions.

What treatments do chiropractors provide for sciatica?

When it comes to sciatica, our chiropractor focuses on relieving nerve compression, which is typically completed through adjustments and decompression therapy. We may also recommend therapeutic exercises, soft tissue techniques, and lifestyle adjustments to help you heal. Once we determine the root cause of your pain, we can determine which treatments would be most suited for your condition.

How long will it take to feel relief from sciatica?

Some people notice relief from sciatic in four to six weeks. However, in some case, it can take longer. Due to this, we recommend seeking care as soon as possible and staying consistent with your treatment.

Contact us for an Appointment Today!

If you’re experiencing pain from sciatica, our team at Chiropractic Wellness Center in Newcastle, WA, is happy to help. To learn about our treatments or to schedule your appointment, call us at (425) 641-7470 today. When you’re seeking a chiropractor near me, we are ready to assist you!

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  • "Dr. Maxwell and her team are really great. I love that she takes the time to really figure out what is going on with me and genuinely CARES about my health and well-being. I have been going to her for years. I had been hurting SO badly with chronic pain due to illness and debilitating migraines and she got me in right away, and adjusted me gently since it had been a while; even this gentle (but thorough) adjustment had me feeling 100times better than I've been for weeks. I can't brag enough. I have always felt so good after her adjustments. I'll be making the drive from Mukilteo to Newcastle just to continue to receive treatment from her and Dr Stephanie every week."
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